Blood on egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jashdon, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    We have a golden seabright pullet that is between 4 and 5 months old and she just laid her first egg yesterday. It was very exciting but there was a bit of blood on the egg. Should we be concerned or is that normal? She seems to be fine otherwise, no odd behavior or anything.
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    The first two eggs i got had just a little blood on them, but the ones after that were perfectly clean. You can wipe it off with a damp paper towel.
    I didn't eat my first two, but started eating the rest.
  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    Even older hens sometimes have a bit of blood on an egg. I think it's because of burst capillaries in the egg canal. My first thought when I see that though, is "Ow!"

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